A very warm welcome to the web-site of naturalist, wildlife, aviation and eventing photographer David Osborn FRPS EFIAP BPE5.


David Osborn Photography

Nature, Wildlife, Aviation and Event photographer


David Osborn FRPS EFIAP



Black browed Albatross - Used for the RSPB's Save the Albatross campaign


I've been involved with photography for longer than I'd perhaps like to remember! I had my first camera as a teenager and used it as much as I could to photograph aircraft on my regular visits to Birmingham airport.                                                                                                              

I was, I'm afraid to admit, a childhood spotter! And even today still retain that lifelong love and interest in aircraft.

My interest in wildlife developed from an early age, but was really re-kindled in the early eighties when i lived in Germany as I enthusiastically tried to photograph wild boar in a local wood, at the same time as seeing a slide show from fellow wildlife photographer Tony Wharton.  

The rest, as they say, is history.

Having spent a great deal of my working life in aviation, firstly as an air traffic controller and then as an airport manager, I am now a UK based professional wildlife photographer, leading my own series of Photo-tours designed as small group tours and organised specifically for the wildlife photographer and nature lover.


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I have over the years exhibited widely in National and International photographic salons and received many major awards, including FIAP, PSA, RPS, PAGB & BPE Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.

I also regularly act as a selector for the major UK International & National series of photographic exhibitions and have been responsible for the selection of many salons with RPS, FIAP, PSA, BPE & PAGB patronage.


Commercially my images have been used by the Advanced Photographer, BBC, Burghley Life, Daily Mail, FITB, National Geographic, The Guardian, The Times, Ordnance Survey & The RSPB


Gentoo Penguin


Through photo-tours I have been involved with the Falkland Islands for many years and was fortunate enough to have been invited by the Falkland Islands Government representative to stage an exhibition of my images from the Islands at Falkland House in London in 2005.

I hold the distinctions of Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS) and Photographer of Excellence of the FIAP(EFIAP). And currently proudly serve as the Chair of the prestigious RPS Associateship & Fellowship(A&F) Nature distinctions panel as well as being a past Chairman of the RPS Nature Group. 

I hope you enjoy your visit to the site, if you do Please take a minute to Sign the Guest book it would be greatly appreciated and i'd love to hear from you .

There will be regular additions to the galleries and the site will always contain the latest and most up to date information on all of the photo-tours and workshops, so I do hope that you'll put the site into your favourites and return to visit the site regularly.

To keep up to date with my latest work do check out the 'Latest Images' and 'Photo of the Month' galleries.

A lot of my work doesn't fit within the page format of the current sites galleries, so the 'Latest Images' section will always contain the most up to date work which isn't necessarily covered anywhere on the sites other pages - I guess a sort of day to day imaging 'Blog'. 

To view the images select the galleries from the list on the left hand side of the home page.

In the galleries where the images are displayed as bordered thumbnails, click on the individual image to enlarge.

The images on this web-site are all of a low resolution and minimal file size. Nevertheless, they are all protected by worldwide copyright laws and must not be downloaded or reproduced in any form without the written permission of the owner, David Osborn FRPS EFIAP BPE5.

Please do respect the integrity of these images, they're shown and shared for your enjoyment which i hope everyone appreciates but please do remember that they're not your images and they aren't here for anyone to freely download - So please don't!


Latest images, news & gallery updates :-

03rd May 2017 - Horse trials and eventing

04th July 2017 - Yellowstone > Winter wonderland

09th September 2017 - Aircraft > Aviation Heritage

11th November 2017 - Aircraft > Airliners > UK

03rd January 2018 - Aircraft > Air shows USA

14th March 2018 - Falkland Islands > Animals

17th March 2018 - Animals

20th May 2018 - Aircraft > Museums

25th May 2018 - Latest images 

05th June 2018 - Aircraft > The Shuttleworth collection

16th October 2018 - Falkland Islands > Penguins

17th October 2018 - Birds > Florida's birds

18th October 2018 - Birds > British birds

01st November 2018 - Falkland Islands > Favourites

20th February 2019 - Gallery series - New Images & new galleries

24th April 2019 - Animals > Atlantic Grey Seals

08th August 2019 - PoM


 Read my article on Fungi photography in Issue 24 of the Advanced photographer      

Read my article on Air show photography in Issue 31 of the Advanced photographer

Read my article on Deer photography in Issue 35 of the Advanced photographer


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 Wimberley heads & supports



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